Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are “very close” to finalizing a deal for their boxing rematch. At least according to The Sun’s source who also claims that the unbeaten boxer is ready to put his unblemished record on the line.
The same insider claims that both parties had reached the agreement when it comes to personal terms and the only obstacle is the number of rounds. Apparently, the Irishman wants to be it a ten rounds bout.
The weight limit is set at 155 lbs, which means that McGregor will have to cut some weight as he was putting on some muscles in order to prepare himself for a potential welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman.
According to the source, McGregor is willing to take this fight only if Mayweather will put his professional record on the line and this will be the last time he enters the ring. The two are also discussing how many rounds the fight should be contested over, with McGregor opting for a ten-round bout.
— Mirror Fighting (@MirrorFighting) July 26, 2022
The former two-division UFC titleholder and one of the best boxers ever to compete met back in 2017 in a bout dubbed ‘The Money Fight’. It was preceded by an international media world tour, where McGregor took centerstage due to his oral abilities and antics. The fight itself took place in Las Vegas and was a commercial success with Mayweather winning via 10th-round TKO.
4 years ago today, Floyd Mayweather (-450) beats Conor McGregor by TKO and made a cool $275 million in the process
— Barstool Sportsbook (@BSSportsbook) August 26, 2021
Since then both individuals went their separate ways. The Irishman resumed his UFC career and lost three out of four of his last fights falling victim to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier. His sole win came at the expense of Donald Cerrone.
Mayweather announced his retirement from professional boxing just after the McGregor fight and since then participated only in exhibition bouts. On December 31, 2018, he took on Japanese kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa. The bout ended in the very first round when the American knocked down Tenshin on three different occasions, forcing his corner to throw a towel. In the second exhibition bout, Mayweather and Logan Paul fought for eight rounds, reaching a time limit, which resulted in a draw. Back in May ‘Money’ took on his old training partner, Don Moore.
Mayweather is scheduled to take on RIZIN fighter Mikuru Asakura in September, but no further details were announced.